Local Music Roundup (3/10/11)

Quincy Mumford Announces Details On New Record

Quincy Mumford’s third studio release, Speak, is finished.

“It’s a lot different than the last two,” said Mumford in a Youtube statement.  “It’s still got that style but it goes anywhere from singer-songwriter, to Funk, to Reggae, to borderline Hip Hop.  It’s a lot of craziness and a lot of high energy stuff on this record.”

Mumford went on to briefly discuss the impressive cast of musicians who collaborated with him on the upcoming release.

“Of course The Reason Why crew played on it,” admitted Mumford, “as well as Glen Burtnik one of my favorite song writers.  We actually wrote a song together and its featured on the album.”

Burtnik is a legendary local musician who, as a member of Cuts On A Smooth Surface, once The Stone Pony’s house band, shared the stage with the likes of Bruce Springsteen on a nightly basis.  He later went to play two stints with Styx.

Jack Daley was the other artist mentioned by Mumford.

“Daley is another one of the great musicians in the area,” said Mumford . “He was the bass player for Lenny Kravitz for 15 years and has also worked with Beyonce [Knowles].  He’s a great friend and I was glad to have him as a major part of the album.”

Mumford went on to say that Burtnik, Daley, and The Reason Why are only a handful of the musicians that will be joining him on stage at The Wonder Bar for his April 9th CD release party.

“There going to be lots of special guests.  The guys who played on the record as well as a horn section, a percussionist, and lots of other special guest musicians.”

Also on the bill for the release show is Wall’s Lemon Juice, and South Jersey collectiveThe Quixote Project.

Tickets for the show are in and cost $12.  Your ticket comes with a free CD at the door.  To pre-order tickets contact Quincy Mumford via Facebook or e-mail chris@quincymumford.com

Almost There Readies New Music

Phill Serzan

According to Almost There drummer Phill Serzan, SIMGE’s previous report that the Pop-Rocking three-piece was prepping “a new song” is wrong.  As it turns out, the band is currently recording four new tracks.  It is also rumored that this Saturday at The Brighton Bar, the Ocean Township outfit will premiere some of this new music.  Be sure not to miss it.

The Downrights Prep New EP

Union County Punkabilly four-piece, The Downrights are currently finishing a follow up EP to the band’s 2010 debut LP Into The Dark.  “Kieran absolutely killed the vocals,” read a post made on Tuesday on the band’s Facebook page.  “Every time we get out of a session we get more sooped for this to come out…i hope you’re ready.”

The Downrights have also launched the outfit’s new Web site for fans to follow along.  Check it out here.

Dave Roberts Drops A New Song

Long Branch rapper Dave Roberts Released a new single on Monday named “Live For The Moment.”  Check it out:

Tango Machina To Play With CKY

Last week Tango Machina announced that it will be sharing The Stone Pony stage with CKY on March 24th.  Tickets are still available.  Go see this show.

“Warning Sign” by Tango Machina at John & Peter’s in New Hope, P.A.

Sleigh Bells Hints At Jersey Show

The critically acclaimed Dance-Punk duo Sleigh Bells made an interesting post on its Facebook page yesterday and it appears the pair may be adding a New Jersey show on its ongoing tour.

“We’ve added another show with CSS at the Bowery Ballroom on may 15th. The ticket link is coming soon. Rumor has it there may be a dirty jerz show as well…i’m from there, I can call it that.”

Front-woman Alexis Krauss is from New Jersey, but that doesn’t make it okay for her to refer to the state as that.

Current Area Schedule:

05-09 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero

05-11 New York, NY – Webster Hall

05-12 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Gay Blades Announce New Tour

Trash-Pop trio The Gay Blades have announced a set of tour dates surrounding four days of shows at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.  Be on the look out for more dates along the way.

Mar 10, 2011 – Scranton, PA @ The Vintage Theatre – Early Show w/ A Fire With Friends & A Social State
Mar 10, 2011 – Scranton, PA @ Banshee – Late Show w/ Family Animals & Indie Rock DJ Nick Miller
Mar 11, 2011 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
Mar 12, 2011 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
Mar 13, 2011 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s
Mar 14, 2011 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Mar 15, 2011 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Note Lounge w/ Dave Haus
Mar 16, 2011 – Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall – SXSW
Mar 16, 2011 – Austin, TX @ The Jackalope – Scratch Audio Day Party
Mar 16, 2011 – Austin, TX @ 512 Bar – SXSW Official
Mar 17, 2011 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas – SXSW
Mar 18, 2011 – Austin, TX @ Ale House Patio – Fontana’s SXSW Day Party
Mar 18, 2011 – Austin, TX @ Your Mom’s Burgers – Strike Team Day Party
Mar 19, 2011 – Austin, TX @ The Rumbler Lounge – SXSW – Consequence of Sound Showcase
Mar 20, 2011 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo
Mar 21, 2011 – Chattanooga, TN @ Mocassin Bend Brewing Company
Mar 22, 2011 – Blacksburg, VA @ TBA
Mar 23, 2011 – Washington, DC @ DC 9 Nightclub w/ OK Corral
Mar 24, 2011 – Philadelphia, PA @ UACA Hall

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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